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Updated on 2012-08-29T20:03:38Z at 2012-08-29T20:03:38Z by arturoe_mx
  • arturoe_mx
    arturoe_mx
    2 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2012-08-28T20:12:41Z  
     Hi folks
     I have an specific question about service tools for linux ( RedHat 5.3) on Power, I know is quiet old, but I have a customer in MX with a P5 system with that linux version. My question is about if it is possible with this toolkit to power off the attention light on this server directly from the linux command line. I know we have different ways to do this, but customer wants to know if this toolkit can do that. Also since I´m HW Service rep for IBM in MX, it is good to know what else can this tools do to service Power systems, and I haven´t found good documentation on this topic, so if you suggest some paper or redbook, it is welcome.
  • schampagne
    schampagne
    5 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2012-08-29T01:51:52Z  
     Hi folks
     I have an specific question about service tools for linux ( RedHat 5.3) on Power, I know is quiet old, but I have a customer in MX with a P5 system with that linux version. My question is about if it is possible with this toolkit to power off the attention light on this server directly from the linux command line. I know we have different ways to do this, but customer wants to know if this toolkit can do that. Also since I´m HW Service rep for IBM in MX, it is good to know what else can this tools do to service Power systems, and I haven´t found good documentation on this topic, so if you suggest some paper or redbook, it is welcome.
    The Managing your server with service and productivity tools topic in the Linux Information Center discusses the Service aids package, which includes the usysattn command ("Display or turn off system attention indicators (LEDs)"), which sounds like what you're looking for.
     
    The Managing your server with service and productivity tools topic also has an Installing service and productivity tools subtopic, which has additional subtopics that provide links to download pages like Service and productivity tools. That last page indicates that the Service aids package should be available on RHEL5 installation media, as the pp64-utils package.
     
    Then it's just a matter of whether the usysattn command was available in the pp64-utils package in the RHEL5.3 timeframe.
  • VasantHegde
    VasantHegde
    3 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2012-08-29T04:19:45Z  
    The Managing your server with service and productivity tools topic in the Linux Information Center discusses the Service aids package, which includes the usysattn command ("Display or turn off system attention indicators (LEDs)"), which sounds like what you're looking for.
     
    The Managing your server with service and productivity tools topic also has an Installing service and productivity tools subtopic, which has additional subtopics that provide links to download pages like Service and productivity tools. That last page indicates that the Service aids package should be available on RHEL5 installation media, as the pp64-utils package.
     
    Then it's just a matter of whether the usysattn command was available in the pp64-utils package in the RHEL5.3 timeframe.
    > The Managing your server with service and productivity tools topic in the Linux Information Center discusses the Service
    > aids package, which includes the usysattn command ("Display or turn off system attention indicators (LEDs)"), which sounds like
    > what you're looking for.
     
    You are right. usysattn is the right comment. Below is the command usage.
    usysattn --> gives all fault indicator list. First line in the output system attention indicator location code.
    Ex : 
    [root@xxx ~]# usysattn
    U78A5.001.WIH8464     [on]                 <- Attention indicator location code
    U78A5.001.WIH8464-P1     [off]
    U78A5.001.WIH8464-P1-C1     [off]

     usysattn -l <attn indicator location> -s normal  --> disables attention indicator.
     Ex: 
    [root@xxx ~]# usysattn -l U78A5.001.WIH8464 -s normal
    off
     
    We are working on full fledge Light Path support for PowerLinux. Tentative plan is to ship that early next year.
     
    > which has additional subtopics that provide links to download pages like Service and productivity tools. That last page indicates that
    > the Service aids package should be available on RHEL5 installation media, as the pp64-utils package.
     
    Correct package name is : ppc64-utils. 
     
    Version available in RHEL 5.3 : ppc64-utils-0.11-10.el5.ppc.rpm
     
     Alternatively you can get latest source code from below link.
     http://sourceforge.net/projects/powerpc-utils/ 
     
    Note: RHEL 6.x we call package as powerpc-utils
     
    > Then it's just a matter of whether the usysattn command was available in the pp64-utils package in the RHEL5.3 timeframe.
     
    Yes. It is available. 
    -Vasant
     
  • arturoe_mx
    arturoe_mx
    2 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2012-08-29T20:03:38Z  
    > The Managing your server with service and productivity tools topic in the Linux Information Center discusses the Service
    > aids package, which includes the usysattn command ("Display or turn off system attention indicators (LEDs)"), which sounds like
    > what you're looking for.
     
    You are right. usysattn is the right comment. Below is the command usage.
    usysattn --> gives all fault indicator list. First line in the output system attention indicator location code.
    Ex : 
    [root@xxx ~]# usysattn
    U78A5.001.WIH8464     [on]                 <- Attention indicator location code
    U78A5.001.WIH8464-P1     [off]
    U78A5.001.WIH8464-P1-C1     [off]

     usysattn -l <attn indicator location> -s normal  --> disables attention indicator.
     Ex: 
    [root@xxx ~]# usysattn -l U78A5.001.WIH8464 -s normal
    off
     
    We are working on full fledge Light Path support for PowerLinux. Tentative plan is to ship that early next year.
     
    > which has additional subtopics that provide links to download pages like Service and productivity tools. That last page indicates that
    > the Service aids package should be available on RHEL5 installation media, as the pp64-utils package.
     
    Correct package name is : ppc64-utils. 
     
    Version available in RHEL 5.3 : ppc64-utils-0.11-10.el5.ppc.rpm
     
     Alternatively you can get latest source code from below link.
     http://sourceforge.net/projects/powerpc-utils/ 
     
    Note: RHEL 6.x we call package as powerpc-utils
     
    > Then it's just a matter of whether the usysattn command was available in the pp64-utils package in the RHEL5.3 timeframe.
     
    Yes. It is available. 
    -Vasant
     
     Exelent, thanks for your comments, customer installed those utilities, and executed usysattn command, so he was able to turn off amber light on this power box. Regards
       
  • 2847_Jerry_Wang
    2847_Jerry_Wang
    1 Post

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-01-25T07:44:34Z  

    Hi folks:

    the problem is about rmc not work on redhat 7.1 services and productivity tool.

    Does anyone have experience on this problem?

     

    I've install redhat 7.1 with services and productivity tools to try the DLPAR function.

    [root@j-rhel71ppc bin]# yum list |egrep "IBM_Power"
    DynamicRM.ppc64                        2.0.1-1                   @IBM_Power_Tools
    IBMinvscout.ppc64                      3.1.0-2.el7               @IBM_Power_Tools
    devices.chrp.base.ServiceRM.ppc64      2.5.1.1-15300             @IBM_Power_Tools
    ibm-power-managed-rhel7.ppc64          1.3.0-1                   @IBM_Power_Tools
    ibmPMLinux.ppc64                       3.0.1-3                   @IBM_Power_Tools
    nmon.ppc64                             14i-1.el7                 @IBM_Power_Tools
    ppc64-diag.ppc64                       2.6.10-1.el7              @IBM_Power_Tools
    pseries-energy.ppc64                   1.4.0-1.el7               @IBM_Power_Tools
    rsct.core.ppc64                        3.2.1.0-15300             @IBM_Power_Tools
    rsct.core.utils.ppc64                  3.2.1.0-15300             @IBM_Power_Tools
    src.ppc64                              3.2.1.0-15300             @IBM_Power_Tools
    esagent.pLinux.ppc64                   3.4.0-3                   IBM_Power_Tools
    fdpr_wrap.ppc64                        0.1.1-4                   IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    fdprpro.ppc64                          5.6.2-6g                  IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    genwqe-libz.ppc64                      2.0.64-1.el7_7_2          IBM_Power_Tools
    genwqe-tools.ppc64                     2.0.64-1.el7_7_2          IBM_Power_Tools
    ibm-power-nonmanaged-rhel7.ppc64       1.3.0-1                   IBM_Power_Tools
    ibm-sdk-lop.ppc64                      1.8.0-1                   IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    ibm-sdk-lop-remote-dependencies.ppc64  1.8.0-1                   IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    ibm-sdk-lop-stp-rhel.noarch            1.8.0-1                   IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    ibm-server-consolidation-tool.noarch   1.2.0-0                   IBM_Power_Tools
    ibm-web-user-interface.noarch          5.7-2.el7                 IBM_Power_Tools
    librtas.ppc                            1.3.10-1.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    librtas-devel.ppc                      1.3.10-1.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    librtas-devel.ppc64                    1.3.10-1.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    libservicelog.ppc                      1.1.14-2.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    libservicelog-devel.ppc                1.1.14-2.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    libservicelog-devel.ppc64              1.1.14-2.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    libvpd.ppc                             2.2.3-0.el7               IBM_Power_Tools
    libvpd-devel.ppc                       2.2.3-0.el7               IBM_Power_Tools
    libvpd-devel.ppc64                     2.2.3-0.el7               IBM_Power_Tools
    pthread-mon.ppc64                      0.5.10-2                  IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    pthread-mon-debuginfo.ppc64            0.5.10-2                  IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    sim_ppc.ppc64                          p8-1                      IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    sim_ppc-debuginfo.ppc64                p8-1                      IBM_Power_SDK_Tools

     

    And I use the following command to restart rmc services.

    [root@j-rhel71ppc:/etc[root@j-rhel71ppc etc]# /usr/sbin/rsct/bin/rmcctrl -z
    0513-071 The ctrmc Subsystem has been added.
    Adding /usr/lib/systemd/system/ctrmc.service for systemctl ...
    0513-059 The ctrmc Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 16338.
    [root@j-rhel71ppc:/etc[root@j-rhel71ppc etc]# /usr/sbin/rsct/bin/rmcctrl -A
    [root@j-rhel71ppc:/etc[root@j-rhel71ppc etc]# /usr/sbin/rsct/bin/rmcctrl -p
    Subsystem         Group            PID     Status
     IBM.MgmtDomainRM rsct_rm          16435   active
     IBM.ServiceRM    rsct_rm          16438   active
     IBM.DRM          rsct_rm          16497   active
     IBM.HostRM       rsct_rm          16536   active
     IBM.ERRM         rsct_rm                  inoperative
     IBM.AuditRM      rsct_rm                  inoperative
     IBM.SensorRM     rsct_rm                  inoperative
    [root@j-rhel71ppc:/etc[root@j-rhel71ppc etc]# lssrc -g rsct_rm
    Subsystem         Group            PID     Status
     ctrmc            rsct             16338   active
     ctcas            rsct                     inoperative

    [root@j-rhel71ppc yum.repos.d]# /usr/sbin/rsct/install/bin/recfgct
    /usr/sbin/rsct/install/bin/recfgct[75]: lsrpdomain: not found [No such file or directory]
    rm '/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/ctrmc.service'
    0513-071 The ctcas Subsystem has been added.
    0513-071 The ctrmc Subsystem has been added.
    Adding /usr/lib/systemd/system/ctrmc.service for systemctl ...
    ln -s '/usr/lib/systemd/system/ctrmc.service' '/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/ctrmc.service'
    0513-059 The ctrmc Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 18029.
    [root@j-rhel71ppc yum.repos.d]#

     

    I also found we can find some info when issuing the command  lsrsrc "IBM.MCP" on AIX, but no response on redhat 7.1

    [root@j-rhel71ppc yum.repos.d]# lsrsrc "IBM.MCP"
    Resource Persistent Attributes for IBM.MCP

    [root@j-rhel71ppc yum.repos.d]#

     

    On HMC, rmc state is not available .

    hscroot@hmconvm:~> lssyscfg -r lpar -m cec_name -F name,rmc_state,rmc_ipaddr,rmc_osshutdown_capable,dlpar_mem_capable
    .
    .
    .
    j-rhel71,inactive,,0,0
    .
    .

  • anibal.carvalho
    anibal.carvalho
    38 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-01-26T17:38:18Z  

    Hi folks:

    the problem is about rmc not work on redhat 7.1 services and productivity tool.

    Does anyone have experience on this problem?

     

    I've install redhat 7.1 with services and productivity tools to try the DLPAR function.

    [root@j-rhel71ppc bin]# yum list |egrep "IBM_Power"
    DynamicRM.ppc64                        2.0.1-1                   @IBM_Power_Tools
    IBMinvscout.ppc64                      3.1.0-2.el7               @IBM_Power_Tools
    devices.chrp.base.ServiceRM.ppc64      2.5.1.1-15300             @IBM_Power_Tools
    ibm-power-managed-rhel7.ppc64          1.3.0-1                   @IBM_Power_Tools
    ibmPMLinux.ppc64                       3.0.1-3                   @IBM_Power_Tools
    nmon.ppc64                             14i-1.el7                 @IBM_Power_Tools
    ppc64-diag.ppc64                       2.6.10-1.el7              @IBM_Power_Tools
    pseries-energy.ppc64                   1.4.0-1.el7               @IBM_Power_Tools
    rsct.core.ppc64                        3.2.1.0-15300             @IBM_Power_Tools
    rsct.core.utils.ppc64                  3.2.1.0-15300             @IBM_Power_Tools
    src.ppc64                              3.2.1.0-15300             @IBM_Power_Tools
    esagent.pLinux.ppc64                   3.4.0-3                   IBM_Power_Tools
    fdpr_wrap.ppc64                        0.1.1-4                   IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    fdprpro.ppc64                          5.6.2-6g                  IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    genwqe-libz.ppc64                      2.0.64-1.el7_7_2          IBM_Power_Tools
    genwqe-tools.ppc64                     2.0.64-1.el7_7_2          IBM_Power_Tools
    ibm-power-nonmanaged-rhel7.ppc64       1.3.0-1                   IBM_Power_Tools
    ibm-sdk-lop.ppc64                      1.8.0-1                   IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    ibm-sdk-lop-remote-dependencies.ppc64  1.8.0-1                   IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    ibm-sdk-lop-stp-rhel.noarch            1.8.0-1                   IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    ibm-server-consolidation-tool.noarch   1.2.0-0                   IBM_Power_Tools
    ibm-web-user-interface.noarch          5.7-2.el7                 IBM_Power_Tools
    librtas.ppc                            1.3.10-1.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    librtas-devel.ppc                      1.3.10-1.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    librtas-devel.ppc64                    1.3.10-1.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    libservicelog.ppc                      1.1.14-2.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    libservicelog-devel.ppc                1.1.14-2.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    libservicelog-devel.ppc64              1.1.14-2.el7              IBM_Power_Tools
    libvpd.ppc                             2.2.3-0.el7               IBM_Power_Tools
    libvpd-devel.ppc                       2.2.3-0.el7               IBM_Power_Tools
    libvpd-devel.ppc64                     2.2.3-0.el7               IBM_Power_Tools
    pthread-mon.ppc64                      0.5.10-2                  IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    pthread-mon-debuginfo.ppc64            0.5.10-2                  IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    sim_ppc.ppc64                          p8-1                      IBM_Power_SDK_Tools
    sim_ppc-debuginfo.ppc64                p8-1                      IBM_Power_SDK_Tools

     

    And I use the following command to restart rmc services.

    [root@j-rhel71ppc:/etc[root@j-rhel71ppc etc]# /usr/sbin/rsct/bin/rmcctrl -z
    0513-071 The ctrmc Subsystem has been added.
    Adding /usr/lib/systemd/system/ctrmc.service for systemctl ...
    0513-059 The ctrmc Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 16338.
    [root@j-rhel71ppc:/etc[root@j-rhel71ppc etc]# /usr/sbin/rsct/bin/rmcctrl -A
    [root@j-rhel71ppc:/etc[root@j-rhel71ppc etc]# /usr/sbin/rsct/bin/rmcctrl -p
    Subsystem         Group            PID     Status
     IBM.MgmtDomainRM rsct_rm          16435   active
     IBM.ServiceRM    rsct_rm          16438   active
     IBM.DRM          rsct_rm          16497   active
     IBM.HostRM       rsct_rm          16536   active
     IBM.ERRM         rsct_rm                  inoperative
     IBM.AuditRM      rsct_rm                  inoperative
     IBM.SensorRM     rsct_rm                  inoperative
    [root@j-rhel71ppc:/etc[root@j-rhel71ppc etc]# lssrc -g rsct_rm
    Subsystem         Group            PID     Status
     ctrmc            rsct             16338   active
     ctcas            rsct                     inoperative

    [root@j-rhel71ppc yum.repos.d]# /usr/sbin/rsct/install/bin/recfgct
    /usr/sbin/rsct/install/bin/recfgct[75]: lsrpdomain: not found [No such file or directory]
    rm '/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/ctrmc.service'
    0513-071 The ctcas Subsystem has been added.
    0513-071 The ctrmc Subsystem has been added.
    Adding /usr/lib/systemd/system/ctrmc.service for systemctl ...
    ln -s '/usr/lib/systemd/system/ctrmc.service' '/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/ctrmc.service'
    0513-059 The ctrmc Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 18029.
    [root@j-rhel71ppc yum.repos.d]#

     

    I also found we can find some info when issuing the command  lsrsrc "IBM.MCP" on AIX, but no response on redhat 7.1

    [root@j-rhel71ppc yum.repos.d]# lsrsrc "IBM.MCP"
    Resource Persistent Attributes for IBM.MCP

    [root@j-rhel71ppc yum.repos.d]#

     

    On HMC, rmc state is not available .

    hscroot@hmconvm:~> lssyscfg -r lpar -m cec_name -F name,rmc_state,rmc_ipaddr,rmc_osshutdown_capable,dlpar_mem_capable
    .
    .
    .
    j-rhel71,inactive,,0,0
    .
    .

    Please send an e-mail to Myung Bae (myungbae@us.ibm.com)

    He is having issues to login to DW, so he asked me to post this. He may help you Jerry.

  • JayFurmanek
    JayFurmanek
    115 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-01-26T22:11:49Z  

    Please send an e-mail to Myung Bae (myungbae@us.ibm.com)

    He is having issues to login to DW, so he asked me to post this. He may help you Jerry.

    Old thread alert!

    Always start a new thread, please.

     

    And if you see this in the lssrc output:

     IBM.HostRM       rsct_rm          16536   active

     

    That's usually a good sign. That's a lazy start daemon that is active when talking with the HMC. Give it a few minutes and the RMC protocol should be active.

  • landom
    landom
    3 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-02-09T03:03:29Z  

    Anyone have a link to a direct download site where I can download individual packages - I can't use a repo in my environment and the external webpage (despite saying it's the manual download site) only offers the repo file when I click a package, not the individual file

  • anibal.carvalho
    anibal.carvalho
    38 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-02-09T11:58:56Z  
    • landom
    • ‏2016-02-09T03:03:29Z

    Anyone have a link to a direct download site where I can download individual packages - I can't use a repo in my environment and the external webpage (despite saying it's the manual download site) only offers the repo file when I click a package, not the individual file

    We are working to fix the links to each package. Meanwhile, please contact me directly on anibalca@br.ibm.com so I can help you with the packages needed.

  • kcyaosu
    kcyaosu
    1 Post

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-05-18T21:44:53Z  

    We are working to fix the links to each package. Meanwhile, please contact me directly on anibalca@br.ibm.com so I can help you with the packages needed.

    Hello,

     

    I am also unable to connect to the IBM repos that provide the IBM Service and Productivity Tools.  I can't get the firewall rules needed.

     

    Where could I download these packages and dependencies?

  • anibal.carvalho
    anibal.carvalho
    38 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-05-20T13:00:10Z  
    • kcyaosu
    • ‏2016-05-18T21:44:53Z

    Hello,

     

    I am also unable to connect to the IBM repos that provide the IBM Service and Productivity Tools.  I can't get the firewall rules needed.

     

    Where could I download these packages and dependencies?

    Hi. I have answered your email. We can talk more there.

  • Bruce_Howells
    Bruce_Howells
    1 Post

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-05-24T21:54:20Z  

    Hi. I have answered your email. We can talk more there.

    This problem is far from unique to Kelly or others; in my case, HTTP isn't a problem through our proxy, but FTP is.  As a result, the IBM URLs are fine, but the ftp.unicamp.br aren't.

    We need a generalized solution.

  • anibal.carvalho
    anibal.carvalho
    38 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-05-25T15:27:41Z  

    This problem is far from unique to Kelly or others; in my case, HTTP isn't a problem through our proxy, but FTP is.  As a result, the IBM URLs are fine, but the ftp.unicamp.br aren't.

    We need a generalized solution.

    HTTP is already also supported.

  • OneSkyWalker1
    OneSkyWalker1
    5 Posts

    Issue with DLPAR on RHEL 7.1

    ‏2016-06-09T16:31:27Z  

    Please note that some attempts to initiate a DLPAR operation from an HMC to an LPAR running RHEL 7.1 will cause the LPAR to crash and reboot.  Please see LTC Bug 128284 for details.

  • anibal.carvalho
    anibal.carvalho
    38 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-06-10T13:44:30Z  

    We are working to fix the links to each package. Meanwhile, please contact me directly on anibalca@br.ibm.com so I can help you with the packages needed.

    All the links are fixed now.
     

  • ayb
    ayb
    2 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-06-28T22:48:02Z  

    All the links are fixed now.
     

    Not sure if this is the right forum to ask -

     

    we have recently noticed that the latest "ibm-power-repo-latest.noarch.rpm" (retrieved on 6/27/16) no longer contains any RHEL repos, only SLES.

    Randomly checking an older version of the rpm (eg ibm-power-repo-2.1.1-2.noarch.rpm) does show rhelX_repo present.

     

    Did we miss something or should we be looking somewhere else for the packages?

     

    Thanks,

    Alex.

     

     

     

     

  • anibal.carvalho
    anibal.carvalho
    38 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-06-29T16:16:52Z  
    • ayb
    • ‏2016-06-28T22:48:02Z

    Not sure if this is the right forum to ask -

     

    we have recently noticed that the latest "ibm-power-repo-latest.noarch.rpm" (retrieved on 6/27/16) no longer contains any RHEL repos, only SLES.

    Randomly checking an older version of the rpm (eg ibm-power-repo-2.1.1-2.noarch.rpm) does show rhelX_repo present.

     

    Did we miss something or should we be looking somewhere else for the packages?

     

    Thanks,

    Alex.

     

     

     

     

    From the Service and Productivity Tools page: https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/yum.html

    Installing the ibm-power-repo package (RPM) adds the configuration script to the system. To add the Tools Repository to the package management configuration, run the following command as root user (or with root privilege):

    /opt/ibm/lop/configure

    The Licensing Information must be read and agreed upon. After running the configuration script, you can use one of the following methods to install packages from this repository, depending on your version of Linux.

    Refer to the Tools Installation Instructions page for specific instructions regarding the installed Linux distribution.

  • ayb
    ayb
    2 Posts

    Re: Support for the IBM Service and Productivity Tools

    ‏2016-06-29T16:53:58Z  

    Anibal, thank you for the information. 

     

    Alex.

     

     

  • VincencioMichaelis
    VincencioMichaelis
    3 Posts

    Re: Issue with DLPAR on RHEL 7.1

    ‏2016-06-30T08:28:07Z  

    Please note that some attempts to initiate a DLPAR operation from an HMC to an LPAR running RHEL 7.1 will cause the LPAR to crash and reboot.  Please see LTC Bug 128284 for details.

    Hi the link you provided is unusable

  • OneSkyWalker1
    OneSkyWalker1
    5 Posts

    Re: Issue with DLPAR on RHEL 7.1

    ‏2016-07-28T16:40:25Z  

    Hi the link you provided is unusable

    Sorry about that.  I guess the URL I referenced is internal to IBM.

    Here are the details from the RHEL defect report which is open.

    On a POWER7 LPAR, I am running RHEL 7.1 with IBM Linux on Power Tools installed.  The LPAR has access to a vtopt device on a VIO Server via a vSCSI connection.  When I attempt to use DLPAR to remove from the RHEL7 LPAR  the vhost adapter for the vSCSI connection, the DLPAR operation ran for at least 30 minutes and eventually failed with message, "HSCLA27C The operation to get the physical device location for adapter U7895.22X.102A73B-V2-C5 on the virtual I/O server partition VIOS1 has failed. The partition command is: migmgr -f get_adapter -t vscsi -s U7895.22X.102A73B-V2-C5 -d 0 The partition standard error is:null"

    The Linux kernel is panicking as a result of this DLPAR operation.

    I tried to reproduce the problem a few more times. My findings can be summarized as follows:

    If one tries a DLPAR operation to remove the vhost adapter on the Linux VIO client without any preparation, then the DLPAR operation loops endlessly or Linux crashes and reboots. If the DLPAR operation loops, the following message appears repeatedly on the console:
            [  242.296079] ibmvscsi 30000003: send warning. Receive queue closed, will retry.


    If one issues the following commands on the VIO Server prior to starting the DLPAR operation to remove the vhost adapter on the Linux VIO client, then the DLPAR request succeeds:
            $ rmdev -dev vhost2 -ucfg -recursive
            vtopt1 Defined
            vhost2 Defined
            $

    I believe the HMC DLPAR operation ends up invoking a drmgr command in the Linux LPAR and it is the drmgr command which causes the Linux kernel panic.  Please note that drmgr is a command delivered in the powerpc-utils package which is a component of the IBM POWER Linux Tools (see https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/powermeup/entry/ibm_power_linux_tools_repository_install).

    The drmgr defect is easy to reproduce.  On a RHEL 7.1 LPAR which is accessing a shared virtual optical device (sr0) via a vSCSI adapter (host0):

    + host0            U7895.22X.102A73B-V5-C3-T1
                                             Virtual I/O Device
    + sr0              U7895.22X.102A73B-V5-C3-T1-B0-T1-L0
                                             Virtual I/O Device

    issue the command:

    drmgr -c slot -r -s U7895.22X.102A73B-V5-C3 -d 10

    The LPAR will crash.

    The following commands:

    echo offline >/sys/block/sr0/device/state
    drmgr -c slot -r -s U7895.22X.102A73B-V5-C3 -d 10

    will not crash the LPAR.

    That is, make sure that all devices using the vSCSI adapter are offline before attempting to disable the vSCSI adapter.

    I hope that helps?